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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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You have to check out a great way to save even more on groceries!

For anyone with an iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android device you can start using the Ibotta app and earn extra cash back on lots of name brand items. You can use this on top of coupons and sales, so this is truly icing on the cake.

If you get started now you can earn $5 just for checking it out and creating a new account.  Heads up you must register online first before downloading the app to earn the $5 bonus.

So how does it work?

After you register, the app with load all your current offers.  There are values here that are going to make your heart skip a beat…

Notice that it says “Earn”… it’s not an automatic $1.75 off.  They make you work for it a bit.  You’ll learn a fact, take a poll and then for the big money share your savings on Facebook.


You pick how much you want to save.  Notice that sharing to Facebook is the most valuable offer on every coupon.

After you’ve earned your savings now it’s time to head to the store.  Ibotta works with a number of stores, in my area Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger and Publix are all participating stores.  In the store it’s easy, just buy the item.  Redeeming the savings is actually something you do once you get home.

You buy the item or items you want, and then scan your receipt into your phone.  After you scan your receipt it will ask you to then scan the bar code of the product to verify that you bought the right item.

It will submit your savings for approval.  For me the approval took only the amount of time to bathe my kids!  Seriously, I submitted the first receipt, went to get baths covered and had the money  in my Ibotta account when we were done.

Once you have $5 saved up you can get your money deposited straight into your Paypal account.  With the current $5 sign up offer the minute you submit your first receipt you’ll have enough for a deposit.

What offers are there?

They say that the more offers you redeem the more they will put into your account, and I’ve found that to be true.  When you first start with the app though you should have some of these in your account waiting for you:

$1.25 off Robitussin Children’s Cough & Cold Long Acting, 4 oz
$1.25 off Listerine Ultraclean Mouthwash, 500 mL – 1.5 L
.75 off Listerine Pocketpaks, any size
$1.75 off Clear Men Scalp Therapy
$1 off Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 4 oz +
$1 off Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 8 oz +
$1.25 off Speed Stick Deodorant, 2.7 oz +
$1.25 off Lady Speed Stick Deodorant, 2.3 oz +
$1 off Glad Containers, any size

$1.75 off Capri Sun
$1.75 off Crystal Light
$1 off Mio Liquid Enhancer

any many more…

A Few Deals

Walgreens starting Sunday

Buy:
(2) Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Products, $5
Use:
-$1.75 off Clear Men Scalp Therapy Shampoo, 12.9 oz Ibotta Offer
(2) -$2 off Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy product, 12.7-12.9 oz, printing at various grocery stores
Total Spent after Ibotta: $4.25

Get Back 4,000 Balance Rewards which equals $4.  That means you got them for 12¢ each!

Kroger everyday price

Buy:
(2) Mio Water Enhancer, $3.50
Use:
-$1.50 off MiO liquid water enhancer, SS 10/28
-$1 off Mio Liquid Enhancer Ibotta Offer
Total Spent after Ibotta: $3

Get Back: $1 off your next purchase Catalina when you buy 2 Mio’s

That makes it $1 each!

CVS this week

Buy:
Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 16 oz, $5.79
Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 4 oz, $4.69
Use:
-.75/1 Colgate Optic White mouthwash, 8 oz + printable
-.75/1 Colgate Optic White toothpaste, 4 oz + printable
-$1 off Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 4 oz + Ibotta Offer
-$1 off Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 8 oz + Ibotta Offer
Total spent after Ibotta: $6.98
Get Back: $5 ECB

That makes it 99¢ each!

 

    • tgeorge

      this app does not work for the tmoble my touch

    • Jessica Gaskins

      So it doesn’t work on Android? :(

      • Right now it’s just iPhone and iPads they say the Andriod version is coming soon…

        • Kari

          I hope its very soon :) this app sounds cool. I’ll have to start a paypal accountt

          • I think everyone should have a paypal account for rebates and everything else under the sun.. I also got the Paypal mastercard. (I don’t work am a stay at home mom) I found that I can get 1% cashback on my purchases using this card. It’s attached to my bank account. I am new at this too.

      • Lydia

        as of right now it is available on Android.

    • I love this app! And there another one like it that I’ve been using longer that actually will let you scan for like 10% back on gas or free coffee or 10% back on fast food purchase. It does groceries too. Every little bit helps! :) This other app is called Endorse and it is for ANDROID and APPLE. https://www.endorse.com/referral/Lisa/YZYhJ2oNETLwOP8jzhhE-CvQ==AB

    • lovesavingmoney

      Are we allowed to put our referral link? Since we get a dollar for referrals and they get $5 when they do an offer?

    • emj

      Do you have to actually buy the items or can you just “earn” the money through the app?

      • lovesavingmoney

        You actually have to buy the product but the products are for stuff people actually buy and they do remove offers after awhile and put new ones up.

    • I downloaded it onto my iPod touch, since you don’t have to be at the store to use it; however, it only lists Walmart, Target, and Walgreens for eligible stores. I have a Publix and CVS within walking distance from my house, I don’t understand… I don’t think I will be able to save as much, seeing as how 90% of my shopping is done at Publix. This is a disappointment.

      • lynn

        publix and cvs are included! they are showing as stores on my ibotta account. go to the menu button and click on shopping lists and it will show all the stores that are attached to your account. but i understand if publix and cvs were not included i would not bother with it either.

      • jessica

        i was having the same problem. so i looked at the q&a and it says barcodes for kroger, cvs, and publix won’t scan right on an ipod touch 3rd or 4th generation or ipad2 (which is what i was using). but my husband has an iphone so i had him look up the app and those stores are now listed for me. i will just have him scan receipts for me.

    • stacey

      how do you have get the $5 for signing up? I signed up (and plan to use this awesome app)…but, haven’t seen t $5 for signing up yet.

    • Teresa

      I bought 3 Cottonelle Ultra yesterday, I downloaded the app today and scanned the upc and the Publix receipt to see if it works, but one question, is the savings per item or only works once?

      • Teresa

        Just found the answer to my question:

        Can I buy multiples of a featured item?

        Last Updated: Nov 26, 2012 03:33PM MST

        Of course! Just note that all of our products are featured for single purchase and no additional credit will be awarded for multiple purchases of the same product. The benefit for you as a customer is that after you successfully redeem an offer, a new one will be stocked on your shelf. Also, by tapping on the image of a product and choosing thumbs-up or thumbs-down, your preferences will be registered, and over time your offers will be personalized.

    • I like this iBotta app so far for almost 2 weeks now & already ‘earned’ $12.00+ as of today! : )

    • engaged19times

      Can you get money out of paypal account? Can you get a check from the paypal or do you have to use the ibotta money for online purchases using paypal??

      • lynn

        paypal is just a “middle man” for payments to you or from you. it is associated with your checking account using your debit card (not sure if credit cards can be used). it is a very secure way to make payments if you buy something from ebay or any other site that uses paypal as an option for payment. so yes you can use withdraw the cash from your bank account. i have used paypal for a while and have never had a problem making a payment or receiving a payment. hope that helps.

      • Allison

        I have the field agent app on my iphone and make a good bit of money with that. It gets deposited to my PayPal acct and then I can just transfer the money to my checking acct. No fees when you do that. It just takes a couple of days to a week to get the transfer. I have been very happy with it. You can also use the PayPal acct to purchase merchandise on lots of websites and don’t even need to transfer the money.

    • engaged19times

      Are there restaurant ibotta offers? Oh that’d be so great if there were. My hsuband eats out every single day and it would be so nice to get some “rewards” for that.

      • Right now it’s just geared towards groceries. I don’t know if they have any plans of going into other areas.

    • mlw1ofakind

      Do you have to have a facebook account for this? I don’t have one and don’t want one so I wont waste my time buying this app if I can’t use it.

      • engaged19times

        It sounds like to earn the most you need facebook.

      • amelia

        It is very easy to set up a FB account that is a pseudonym that you only use for couponing.

      • amelia

        It is very easy to set up a FB account that is a pseudonym that you only use for couponing.

      • lynn

        i used my email. the facebook option just gives you a different way to earn “extras” but is not necessary for you to use this app.

    • B

      Jenny, Can you share how much you’ve “earned” since you’ve been using this? I’m talking actual earnings for things you went and bought and then turned in receipt. Can you give an average per week since you’ve been using it?

      • I’ve been using it for a week now and have earned $5.25 so far. Just finished the Kroger list for next week though and there are a lot more offers that line up so probably will hit $10 by the end of next week.

    • Nicole

      So is this based on your zip code or is it valid at all krogers and publixs? I was able to get the app on my daughters ipod touch but I did not see either of those stores loaded up just walmart, walgreens and a few others, yuck.

      • Nicole

        Got an Iphone4 this week since it was free with my upgrade and loaded this app on it and then more stores appeared than on my daughters ipod. Not sure if it different with the device or because it had to refresh.

        • Nicole

          Used it this week and so far have collected $4.50 and waiting on $1.00 for me and another $3.50 on my husbands account. Yes I made him do it too :)

    • Lmom

      I signed up but don’t see the $5 in my account.

    • Jules

      I signed up but haven’t gotten my $5 either. And I submitted 4 receipts and they all were rejected. It said that they couldn’t find the product on my receipt, but it is very clearly on there. In fact I had one receipt that was only Carpi Sun drinks and it still said it couldn’t find any. I will probably be deleting this app, too bad I was really excited about it. :-(

    • lrae17

      I realize this is probably a dumb question since it’s (i)botta, “I” being the key letter, but this is ONLY good for iphone users, right??

      Sort of related, I have a very basic not-so-smart “smartphone” from Nokia. I’m considering upgrading with all the things I see I miss out on with things like this for iphone users, android, etc. I guess I’d like to know if getting an iphone or a competitor to it is really worth it if I don’t really need all the bells and whistles of what those phones can do. Would love suggestions, comments, input, etc.

    • Nicole

      So my first week and I earned $6.25 with this new app, pretty cool. However I transferred to my new paypal account which is required and I only got $5.77. So they charge you for this? I still make out ahead but is there are set fee or is it a percentage? Just wonder if it is better to wait and let it build up. I saw that the savers one does paypal as well as bank but I think after finding that out I will continue to just sen that one to my bank since they don’t charge me.

      • They don’t charge, paypal does. they always take a chunk of any income.. :(

        • I do freelance work for several companies that pay me through Paypal, and there is never a fee to me.

    • Calista Coffey

      I registered but when I searched for the app in the Google play store on my phone, it says no results found

    • sue

      i guess Harris teeter is not on the store list.

      • Jen C

        Harris Teeter was added to the store list today (according to the Ibotta Facebook page).

    • drmomof2

      On itunes it says that it is compatible with the ipad, but I do not see an ipad option when I try to purchase it.

    • LynnPerley

      The app made my android crash. I hope I can get it to work.

    • I have just started using this app on my iPhone and I can not get it to post to fb, can someone please tell me how to fix this.